Piggy Riches Slot Game
When you see the piggy bank in the logo of this NetEnt slot, you might think that the theme is all about saving. You’ll soon discover that the opposite if true, and big spending pigs feature on the reels.
This is a 5-reel video slot with a single free spins game and no unusual on-reel features. You get to pick from a choice of multipliers for the spins game – with the higher multipliers getting a lower number of spins.
With a top prize of 360,000 coins from a single spin, you have the possibility of laughing all the way to the (piggy) bank with this game.
How to Win on Piggy Riches
Two pigs, a male and female, take the center role – with the male pig (complete with top hat) acting as the wild symbol. You’ll want to see this symbol completing as many wins as possible, as they will come with a 3x multiplier of what you see listed in the pay table. The glamourous female pig is the scatter symbol, which triggers the free spins bonus – more on that below.
All of the unique symbols represent money in one form or another. These are topped by the bags of gold and gems with a dollar sign on them. These are worth 2000 coins for 5 on any of the 15 win-lines, with 300 coins for 4, 25 coins for 3 and 5 coins for just 2. Gold credit cards come next at 1000 coins for 5, with car keys (with a striking similarity to the Rolls Royce logo) at 750, purse full of notes at 400 and piggy bank with a big grin at 200.
There are also playing card symbols in play (ace down to 10). These have all been decorated, some quite elaborately with gems, fur and gold.
Scatter Wins and Multiplied Free Spins
The lady pig is holding a pink gift box, which is wrapped in a red ribbon – she will stroke this when involved in a win. As the scatter this lady is not tied to the win-line, instead paying out a multiple of your total bet amount depending on how many are on the reels. You’ll get 2x your bet for 2 anywhere in view, 4x your bet for 3, 15x for 4 and 100 times your bet for the full 5.
Hitting 3 or more scatters will also trigger the free spins game. Before this starts all of the scatters show a combination of free spins and a multiplier. The number of spins goes up to 28, and the win multiplier goes up to 6x. You get to choose either more spins with a lower multiplier, or more spins with a higher one. The long term outcome should be the same, so this is really about how much risk / reward you are happy with in an individual session.
Once the spins start these are identical to the base game, hitting scatters will add one to your remaining free spins each time – and you’ll see a countdown in the middle of the reels between each spin. With wild multipliers combining with free spin multipliers, the potential for some big wins is certainly there.
Lavish Design with Detailed Symbols
Your first impression will be of a crowded, colorful and lavish design. The reels are surrounded by gold, with the line number markers on either side holding wads of cash. Above to the left sits the logo, with a golden piggy bank and deep purple and gold coloring. The symbols are large and very detailed, even the playing card symbols have been given a serious money make-over. The stand out symbols the two pigs, with the lady in particular very characterful. The Rolls Royce style car keys is a nice small touch.
Animations are limited to the pigs – with most of the symbols simply flashing when they are involved in a win. You get a tune which is like something you’d find in a Tom and Jerry cartoon when you hit a win – with a (quieter, drum based) tune for the free spins.
Piggy Riches uses an adjustable 15 win-line setup, with a bet level multiplier in addition to the ability to choose your own coin size. The usual NetEnt control panel allows you to bet max, auto-play and adjust the sounds and graphics quality.
It is the big win potential which is the main attraction of Piggy Riches, rather than anything novel or fancy in the game play. Wild wins during the base game are multiplied by 3. During the free spins round you get an additional multiplier, which works in conjunction with this. You can also extend your free spins several times by hitting more scatter symbols.